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The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation is Canada's leading physical education and recreation faculty and is, truly, where the “Art and Science of Human Movement come Alive!” With 43 faculty members on board, 15 coaches, over 1000 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 400 student-athletes, in a Faculty that spans studies from the cell to society, our Faculty is complex in nature, richly-diverse in its research, integrated in its make-up, weaving scholarly endeavour in human movement across the life and abilities spectra through its teaching, service and outreach.
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  1. The Effect of a Plyometric Protocol on Muscle Potentiation [Download]

    Title: The Effect of a Plyometric Protocol on Muscle Potentiation
    Creator: Mariska Booyens
    Description: This thesis describes experiments designed to investigate whether a plyometric protocol consisting of drop jumps, induce PAP, and if so, assess the magnitude and time course of the induced PAP. Participants performed a standard warm-up followed by drop jumps or a low-pace walk. PAP induced by the drop jumps were assessed through electrically evoked isometric twitch torques. Peak twitch torque significantly increased with no change in M-wave peak-to-peak amplitude, indicating that the mechanism responsible for the augmented peak twitch torque was distal to the sarcolemma. The PAP dissipated within 6 minutes. By 11-16 minutes following the plyometric protocol, peak twitch torque was below baseline. These results have implications for determining whether a plyometric protocol would be beneficial for athletes to incorporate prior to performance, and if so, determine the optimal time to implement the plyometric protocol for maximal performance benefits. The present study provides evidence that drop jumps induce PAP and maximizes the force generating capacity of the muscle. Drop jumps can be implemented directly prior to athletic performance, lasting no longer than 6 minutes, to maximize the force generating capacity of the muscles.
    Subjects: Post Activation Potentiation, Athletic performance, Drop jumps
  2. Zone 5 Team List of Events [Download]

    Title: Zone 5 Team List of Events
    Creator: Alberta Seniors Games 1992 Medicine Hat
    Subjects: Black Gold Zone Team Roster and Events
    Date Created: 1992
  3. The Exclusionary Practices of Youth Sport [Download]

    Title: The Exclusionary Practices of Youth Sport
    Creator: Kingsley, Bethan C
    Description: Youth who live with lower incomes are known to experience social exclusion in a range of social settings, including sport. Despite efforts to reduce financial constraints to participation, increasing opportunities in these ways has not led to increased involvement. There is a need to move beyond a discussion about barriers and explore the quality of young people’s engagement within sport. The present study consequently sought to understand the sport involvement of young people living with lower incomes. Interpretive description informed the analysis of transcripts generated from interviews with ten youth (aged 13-18 years) and six parents. Three themes captured the ways income had a prominent influence on the sports involvement of young people. Sports settings generally required that young people acquire abilities from an early age and develop these concertedly over time. The material circumstances in which youth were brought up impacted the extent to which they could or wanted to participate in these ways. The final theme outlines the experiences of young people in sport when they possessed less cultural capital than others in the field. The findings of the study collectively highlight a number of interconnected exclusionary processes in sport and demonstrate the need to reimagine sport in ways that challenge the hegemonic discourses continuing to exclude a large number of young people.
    Subjects: exclusion, youth, sport, ability, cultural capital, low-income
    Date Created: 2015
  4. PRRD survey data - women [Download]

    Title: PRRD survey data - women
    Creator: Berry, Tanya R
    Description: Survey data collected for the CIHR funded study \"Pink Ribbons and Red Dresses: the relationship between disease awareness campaigns, health-related cognitions and perceptions of preventive behaviours.\"
    Subjects: media, breast cancer, health education, heart disease, perceptions
    Date Created: 2015/02/05
  5. Behavioural Medicine & Health Psychology

    Title: Behavioural Medicine & Health Psychology
    Creator: ERA Administrator
    Subjects:
  6. QUB Express Multiple Optimization Plugin [Download]

    Title: QUB Express Multiple Optimization Plugin
    Creator: Aaron Luchko
    Description: This plugin is designed to integrated into QUB-Express and enable data configuration and bulk optimization. Also included is a patch that allows QUB-Express to record state occupancy data and a set of scripts to calculate max deviation and generate LaTeX formatted tables that guide the optimization process.
    Subjects: hmm, optimization, ion channel
    Date Created: 2014/04/01
  7. PRRD Quantitative content analysis [Download]

    Title: PRRD Quantitative content analysis
    Creator: Berry, Tanya R
    Description: Quantitative content analysis of media collected for CIHR funded study \"Pink Ribbons and Red Dresses: the relationship between disease awareness campaigns, health-related cognitions and perceptions of preventive behaviours.\"
    Subjects: breast cancer, content analysis, heart disease, media
    Date Created: 2015/02/05
  8. The Exclusionary Practices of Youth Sport [Download]

    Title: The Exclusionary Practices of Youth Sport
    Creator: Kingsley, Bethan C.
    Description: Youth who live with lower incomes are known to experience social exclusion in a range of social settings, including sport. Despite efforts to reduce financial constraints to participation, increasing opportunities in these ways has not led to increased involvement. There is a need to move beyond a discussion about barriers and explore the quality of young people’s engagement within sport. The present study consequently sought to understand the sport involvement of young people living with lower incomes. Interpretive description informed the analysis of transcripts generated from interviews with ten youth (aged 13-18 years) and six parents. Three themes captured the ways income had a prominent influence on the sports involvement of young people. Sports settings generally required that young people acquire abilities from an early age and develop these concertedly over time. The material circumstances in which youth were brought up impacted the extent to which they could or wanted to participate in these ways. The final theme outlines the experiences of young people in sport when they possessed less cultural capital than others in the field. The findings of the study collectively highlight a number of interconnected exclusionary processes in sport and demonstrate the need to reimagine sport in ways that challenge the hegemonic discourses continuing to exclude a large number of young people
    Subjects: exclusion, cultural capital, ability
    Date Created: 2015